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Infor Helps Thai Footwear Manufacturer and Distributor Enjoy Substantial Cost Savings


Infor ERP System 21 Increases Efficiency and Reduces Waste for Muang Thong Mahachai, Thailand

Atlanta, GA, June 28, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Infor today announced that Muang Thong Mahachai Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of footwear in Thailand, has gone live with Infor ERP System 21. This next generation ERP solution which comprises financial, distribution and manufacturing modules makes it easy for Muang Thong Mahachai to detect demand changes, reforecast, rebalance inventory allocation and optimize their product schedules.

Through a web-based user interface, System 21 allows the company to automate its key manufacturing and financial processes. The built-in business-specific functionality helps Muang Thong Mahachai to minimize waste while increasing quality and productivity. In addition, the solution will enable the company to manage the style, size and color matrix throughout the production process to minimize the cost of quality.

The ability to track attributes and actual lot costs with specification matching and corrective preventive action (CAPA) is also included, further minimizing the cost of quality and compliance. A combination of all these factors has allowed Muang Thong Mahachai to enjoy substantial cost savings.

The company decided to switch to System 21 due to the inability of their previous solution to process large amounts of data and incorporate important detailed information related to shoe manufacturing.

“We were looking for a vendor who could fulfill two basic criteria: functionality and good service,” said Mr. Surasak Jinapun, vice president of Muang Thong Mahachai. “Generally, when we compared Infor ERP System 21 to another leading solution, we found Infor’s solution better met our needs. Infor had the deep domain expertise that could provide us with the best solution for efficiency improvements.”

Mr. Jinapun was also very pleased with Infor’s strong aftermarket service capabilities which expedited their service management. “The sales and implementation team were very responsive and provided us with a good impression,” said Mr. Jinapun. “We were provided with good knowledge of the system, which enabled us to manage the system on our own thereafter.”

In the first year after using Infor ERP System 21, the company has seen increased efficiency and reduced operational costs of THB 10 Million (300K USD).

Immediately, Muang Thong Mahachai benefited from:

• Better control over their inventory,

• Proper communication of exact delivery date of goods to customers,

• A reduction in the complexity of material billing,

• Improved planning in purchasing of raw materials,

• Clearer data for ease of management decisions.

Mr. Jinapun added, “We have increased productivity and achieved added efficiency as a result of the improved control of our operations and inventory delivered by the Infor system.”

The Infor ERP System 21 suite of software products combines next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality with real-time business process management (BPM) capabilities. It is targeted to mid- to large-sized enterprises and offers manufacturing, financials and procurement, customer service and logistics, and after sales service management for both generic manufacturing and distribution industries and specific solutions for: food manufacturing and distribution, garment, apparel, and textile manufacturing and distribution, automotive component manufacturing and distribution, wholesale distribution, repetitive and process-based manufacturing, light assembly, FMCG/CPG, white goods, consumer electronics and industrial materials/measuring equipment and chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

About Muang Thong Mahachai Co. Ltd.

The Muang Thong Group (MTG) brands have meant excellence in footwear since its establishment in 1983. A leading manufacturer and distributor of quality footwear in both domestic and global markets, MTG has achieved the ISO, Thailand Best certificate. MTG products are sold under brand names such as Gold City, Planet, Nature, Fight, Sunshine and Sunwood. The product lines include fashion and canvas rubber sports shoes; leather-upper rubber boots, snow boots, army boots, safety shoes; slippers and sandals; and health shoes with magnetic inserts. For more information, visit www.goldcitythai.com

About Infor

Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor’s solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.

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